Poetry. Art. Illustrated by James Siena. ROTALEVER REVELATOR is a book made from words that spell other words backwards: a giant palindrome that contains poems about geography, dams, swamps, celebrities, eponyms, and the news. There's also a translation of the first part of "Burnt Norton" and a multi-lingual section, "O Rue Euro," with German, French, Italian, and Spanish beating up on English, and vice-versa.Flip the book over, and you have Revelator Rotalever: the same sequence of letters, differently divided into words and punctuated.Doug Nufer's stop-at-nothing inventiveness, an object lesson in transforming the merest opportunity into delight, is matched here by James Siena's stylish illustrations.
Paul Constant @ The Seattle Review of Books
Doug Nufer is the author of the poetry collections WE WERE WEREWOLVES (Make Now, 2008), The Dammed (ubu.com, 2011), and Lounge Acts (Insert Blanc, 2013). His novels include METAMORPHOSIS (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2018), Lifeline Rule (Spuyten Duyvil, 2015), BY KELMAN OUT OF PESSOA (Les Figues, 2011), The Mudflat Man/The River Boys (soultheft records, 2006), On the Roast (Chiasmus, 2004), NEGATIVELAND (Autonomedia, 2004), and Never Again (Black Square, 2004). His latest book is ROTALEVER REVELATOR (Sagging Meniscus, 2020). He sells wine in Seattle.Author City: SEATTLE, WA USA